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New to the Library

By Curtin Library 1 September 2017 News & events Comments off

Curtin PASS groups Table

Two new learning support services have joined the Library – UniPASS and The Learning Centre.

The Learning Centre provides a range of workshops and online programs to help develop your study skills. Particularly popular are the online programs such as Better Essays, Time Management and Better References. Numeracy, Maths, and Statistics workshops have attracted many students, and SPSS and Literature Review sessions are available for research students.

UniPASS offers peer-facilitated group study sessions in a range of challenging units carefully selected by teaching staff. Students regularly attending these sessions for an hour each week achieve higher grades and make great connections with their peers. Students who have attended UniPASS regularly achieve an average grade increase of 15% over those who don’t attend. (The average grade increase was recorded  between 2012 and 2016 with 5 or more sessions attended per semester)

To find out more about what units are available in UniPASS and about The Learning Centre’s online programs go to:
http://library.curtin.edu.au/guides/study-skills-support/

 

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Withdrawn books free to a good home

By Curtin Library 31 August 2017 News & events Comments off

The Library has commenced a project to reduce the Robertson Library physical collections’ size.

We are removing duplicates and items that are no longer appropriate for the collections. The Library is committed to retaining access to at least one copy, either print or electronic, of all significant collection resources.

Withdrawn items will be available for anyone to take home. These will be placed on shelves in Robertson Library (building 105), level 2 lounge. The items will be refreshed throughout the week and uncollected items discarded once per week. As we remove items we will clearly mark them ‘Withdrawn’ and place them on these shelves.

This project reflects the increasing dominance of electronic resources in fulfilling the needs of staff and students. It will allow for more effective use of spaces as we continue to develop the building to meet student expectations.

We require no payment for these titles. However, you may wish to make a donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation; a not-for-profit charity which endeavours to close the literacy gap. To donate, please visit their website.

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Scheduled works

By Curtin Library 25 August 2017 Facilities Comments off

Please be advised that on Monday 28 August and Tuesday 29 August from 5am to 7.30am scheduled works will be taking place in the Library and may cause some disruption.

The Library apologises for any inconvenience.

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Wear It Purple Day

By Curtin Library 24 August 2017 News & events Comments off

Support and recognise “Wear It Purple Day” by visiting the  Curtin Library Makerspace (5th Floor) anytime between 10am & 2pm on Friday 25 August to make something purple!

We have calico bags and t-shirts to decorate with purple sharpies or fabric paint! You could also knit or crochet something with purple wool or make some badges!

WIP 2017-02

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Suggestion: Computer Time-out

By Curtin Library 23 August 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Can we request that the library search catalogue be on standby log-in with our ID for a long time?

Whenever I searched for my paper and leave it for maybe 10-15 minutes to read the paper or do my report, I need to log in again and lose my search. The previous version is much better since it allows for a long time for me to be able to log in again when i leave it compared to now.

Thanks.

The Library responds…

Thanks for your reply.  The time-out is set for 30min which is the same as in the previous user interface.  We’ve done some checks and this seems to be working.  Please let us know if you continue to experience the issue.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Reminder: Study Skills Bazaar Wednesday, 23 August

By Curtin Library 22 August 2017 News & events Comments off

Please note that the Library Lounge and zip tap will be unavailable on Wednesday, 23 August due to Study Skills Bazaar.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please see the link below for more event details.

http://bit.ly/SkillsBaz2017

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CGSB Library relocation

By Curtin Library 22 August 2017 News & events Comments off

Due to important maintenance works CGSB Library will be relocating to level 2, room 214 on Thursday 24 August. All Library services will continue to be available from the temporary location.

For help, please call CGSB Library on 9266 3388 or Robertson Library (Bentley) on 9266 7166.

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Suggestion: Double Sided Printing Cost

By Curtin Library 22 August 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

One page of double sided printing is the same price as two single side pages. I think the price of the second side should only account for the ink and not the paper (since this is paid on the first side). This would also offer an incentive to students to print double sided and conserve paper.

The Library responds…

Thanks for your feedback.  We will pass this onto CITS, who manage the printers and set the pricing.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Standing Desks

By Curtin Library 18 August 2017 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Standing desks: could the location of the standing desks be added to the library floorpan diagrams? Also it would be good to have these desks located in less-trafficked areas – currently they seem be located in what are movement areas.

The Library responds…

Hi Lucia

Thank you for the suggestion. We have updated the Library’s floor plans to include the location of the standing desk and will take this into consideration.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Student Lounge Kitchenette unavailable 23/08/17

By Curtin Library 18 August 2017 News & events Comments off

The kitchenette area, including the hot water zip tap, in the Robertson Library Student Lounge (Lounge @ Your Library) will be unavailable on Wednesday 23 August 2017 until 4pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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